New Colnago C68: a next-generation classic

The latest in the legendary C-series is still handmade in Italy but features the latest tech, including 3D printing and blockchain

Colnago C68
(Image credit: Philip Sowels/Cycling Weekly)

‘Iconic’ is an overused word, but it’s the only one that can accurately describe the Colnago C series. The Colnago C40 was the first carbon bike to win Paris-Roubaix in 1995 and ever since then each new C model - there have only been four principal ones - has represented the absolute pinnacle of quality, craftsmanship, luxury and exclusivity as well as celebrating the number of years since Ernesto Colnago, who is now 90, founded the brand in 1954.

The Colnago C68 looks every bit the worthy successor. It blends tradition - it is handmade in Italy, including the tubes themselves, following the tradition of all the C bikes - but incorporates the latest technology. A limited edition version with 3D printed titanium lugs - a first in a production bike - is to be offered as a made-to-measure option. 

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